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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Penn Borough Police Department Receiving Pet Oxygen Masks

Irwin, PA (January 29, 2016) - Responding to a request by the Penn Borough Police Dept. for equipment and training that would enable them to help pets in their community during an emergency, the Westmoreland County Animal Response Team (WCART) is provid...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Critical Need for Blood Donations After Storms

American Red Cross Shortage

The American Red Cross (ARC) reports an emergency need for blood donations after the massive winter storm that swept across the eastern part of the country last week worsened an already-low supply. Winter weather the beginning of January forced over 300 b...Read on...

American Red Cross website
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Governor Wolf Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state. The disaster emergency proclamatio...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Safety and Precautionary Measures Urged Ahead of Potentially Severe Storm (PA Dept of Agriculture)

PA Dept of Agriculture

Harrisburg, PA - With winter weather poised to strike the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding urged Pennsylvanians to take precautions should the threat of potentially-severe storms hold true.

“Snowfall and low temperatu...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Local municipalities receive Generators with the help of the PEMA Disaster grant

PEMA Generators enroute to Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County DPS took possession of two 175 kW generators this week to be available during disasters to augment emergency power for municipal emergency operations in three municipalities.

The disasters of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee...Read on...

Hazard Mitigation Plan website
Posted on: October 28, 2015

Dispatcher Assists Local Family Deliver a Healthy Baby Girl

Stork Pin Recognition

Some exciting news for one of our own Dispatchers, Rachel Kuras Nolf was able to assist a family in Murrysville on September 9th with the delivery of a healthy baby girl! Director Mertz along with his staff was able to present Rachel with a Certificate a...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

County Commissioners Recognize September as National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

Westmoreland County Public Safety Department Director Mertz was presented a Proclamation on September 10th by the Commissioners at the courthouse.
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Preparing makes sense. Learn more in the brochure belowRead on...

Preparing Makes Sense/Get Ready Now Brochure
Posted on: September 4, 2015

PEMA Urges Citizens to Utilize Free Smartphone App to Prepare for Emergencies

ReadyPA App

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians can use free tools available from the ReadyPA app to take simple steps to make sure they’re ready for any type of incident. September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide month-long effort to encourage households, b...Read on...

Visit ReadyPA website
Posted on: September 2, 2015

Aerial Activity - Black Fly Spraying Sept 2 and 3, 2015

Black Fly Suppression Pgm

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 2 and 3, 2015. Youghiogheny, Kiskiminetas, and Conemaugh Rivers along with Connoquenessing, Slippery Rock, Mahoning, Redbank, and Loyalhanna Creeks will be...Read on...

Learn more about the Black Fly Suppression Program
Posted on: August 17, 2015

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Tips

During an extreme heat event, check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. The elderly, people with a chronic medical condition, children, homeless or poor, outdoor workers, and athletes are most at-risk to heat sickness.

View CDC brochure